WASHINGTON, D.C., March 27, 2023 – U.S. Senator Katie Britt (R-Ala.), the ranking member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, today released a statement regarding the Mexican military’s withdrawal from Vulcan Materials Company’s Punta Venado port facility in Quintana Roo, Mexico:

“I am happy to hear that Mexican governmental forces have now heeded our request to withdraw from Vulcan’s port facility, following a nearly two-week unlawful takeover,” said U.S. Senator Katie Britt. “There was never a legitimate reason for Mexican military and law enforcement personnel to forcibly occupy this Alabama company’s private property. I personally reiterated my objections to this unacceptable behavior to Ambassador Moctezuma today at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C., and asked him to convey to President López Obrador that aggression towards American interests will not be tolerated.”

Senator Britt this afternoon joined members of Alabama’s congressional delegation in a meeting at the Mexican embassy in Washington, D.C., with Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, Esteban Moctezuma. The meeting came upon the congressional delegation’s bipartisan request and letter sent last week.